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Cheyenne advances to the final four in the Division 1A

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer recount their experience coaching the Las Vegas All-Star team against Findlay Prep in basketball and move on to football talk in the 11th Prep Sports Now of the year.

Cheyenne will play in a state semifinal game for the first time in six years.

The Desert Shields are headed north for the next round of the Division 1A playoffs after getting past the Boulder City Eagles Friday night, 30-23.

“We’re definitely excited,” assistant coach Sam Norris said. “We haven’t been at this step in a long time and now we’ve done it in coach (David) Cochran’s third year.”

Boulder City didn’t make it easy. Although Cheyenne never trailed, it was in a close 22-16 game late in the fourth quarter.

That’s when Myloe Lewis broke loose for a 55-yard touchdown run to seal the victory. It was Lewis’ second score of the night and first since the opening minutes of the game.

Devin Tatum helped the Desert Shields stay afloat in between Lewis’ touchdowns, catching several passes and taking one more than 50 yards for a touchdown.

“He broke it open when it was a close game,” Norris said. “He played well on defense as well. He’s really stepped it up the last few weeks.”

D.J. Koopman and Sam Woodbury each scored for the Eagles. Lewis rushed for well over 100 yards.

“We turned the ball over too much and made some mistakes we hadn’t been making,” Norris said. “We need to clean up on that before we hit the road.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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